The Trilby Tour is gearing up for return with the announcement of its 2022 calendar as the event prepares to debut its revised look under new owners Darwin Escapes.
Acquired by the leading golf and leisure business last year, the revamped tour will feature a number of significant changes – most noticeably the addition of female amateurs who will go head-to-head with their male counterparts for the first time.
The changes have been introduced to give the event a modern and more professional tour feel, with a focus on improved TV production for the tour’s anticipated return to Sky Sports and clothing supplied by Glenmuir for competitors.
The 2022 Trilby Tour will be played across a series of venues in the Home Counties and the north of England and Scotland, with the best players from each event qualifying for the Grand Final in September at Dundonald Links in Scotland, Darwin Escapes’ flagship course, where a field of 60 will tee it up.
The three-month schedule begins on June 13 with the Trilby Tour Championship of Oxfordshire at The Springs Resort & Golf Club, before heading to Carus Green on June 27 for The Trilby Tour Championship of Cumbria. Next up comes the Trilby Tour Championship of Yorkshire at Kilnwick Percy on July 4 and the Trilby Tour Championship of Ayrshire at Dundonald Links on August 15, with the top 15 players from each event – 10 men and five women – returning to Ayrshire to compete in The Grand Final on September 19.
Players will receive an array of attractive benefits as part of the entry fee of £260, including Glenmuir clothing, a practice round, food and prizes on the day and a voucher booklet for special offers at Darwin Escapes’ golf venues.
Sky Sports will be broadcasting all the events in a highlights package, with Sky Sports Golf presenter, Sarah Stirk commenting: “I’m thrilled to be part of the all-new Trilby Tour for 2022. The game is in really good shape right now, and it’s great to see the Trilby Tour moving forward since Darwin Escapes purchased it last year. Not only is it now fully refreshed, with some great new partners, it also has women playing head-to-head with the men for the coveted title of Trilby Tour Champion. I can’t wait to be part of the show.”
Ashley Pheasant, Head of Golf for Darwin Escapes, commented: “We can’t wait to get going with the 2022 Trilby Tour. When we set out on this journey, we wanted to make this the best amateur golf tour in the country. With the changes we have made, we are providing additional value for competitors and are thrilled to see all our championships return to Sky Sports. It is fitting that we will have both men and women competing for the first time at Dundonald Links, the home of the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open.”
For entries visit www.trilbytour.co.uk.